Screen fonts? Printer fonts?
I feel like I just stepped back in time about 20 years.
Type 1 fonts (or as you refer to them Postscript) fonts should work just
fine if properly installed in the system or if found in the other
folders you mentioned. This is no different than if you were referring
to TrueType or OpenType fonts.
What "font utility" are you referring to and what operating system and
version of InDesign are you using?
Yes Bob, I know, but unfortunately, that's how clients still provide their fonts to us.
Here's how to test it- take a PS outline font all by itself (sans suitcase) and put it in the InDesign/Fonts folder.
We have been using Linotype Font Explorer for font management and when there is no suitcase/screen font to match, it doesn't load. Putting the font in the ~/Library/Fonts won't work either.
Testing with CS 5.5. and CS 6 on OS X 10.8.3
I don't understand what you mean when you say "that's how clients still
provide their fonts to us. "
We are a commercial printer...
For starters I would think you'd prefer PDF but besides that I still
don't understand what you clients are sending you.
Are they using the package feature? If so, all fonts should be packaged
and in a documents fonts folder beginning with CS5.
If they're there and you don't get a missing font message, then
everything is working exactly as it's supposed to.
I thought Doument Installed Fonts fails on T1 fonts....
Wouldn't PDFs be great? Yes.
I also cannot say for sure how all customers are packaging their jobs for us.
All I'm saying is that the oddity in all this is that InDesign can use the Type 1 PS printer fonts without screen fonts present.
Without getting to far off track, historically we have used font management software as described ealier. However, seeing the behavior that InDesign is exhibiting seems to indicate that loading the fonts directly in the InDesign/Fonts folder is probably a better approach.
You didn't answer my question. Are you getting a missing font message
when open the file?
No errors when fonts are in 'Document fonts' relative to the ID document or the ID/Fonts folder.
Just finding it odd that ID has this capability (the outline font loading).
Anyone know how long it has been there?